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Re: the patch/diff saga continues.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-06-28 19:50:02 CEST

Joe Orton <jorton@btconnect.com> writes:

> IMO just require GNU diff/patch, with an autoconf test to check for the
> broken diff. Most non-Linux platforms don't have GNU diff/patch so will
> require users to build them anyway, adding FreeBSD to that list is not a
> huge leap.

Yeah, I'm going to have autoconf check for broken `diff'. That's the
best we can do for now.

I'm also going to file a long-term, low-priority issuezilla task which
says to try to have subversion manually compensate for
no-trailing-newlines (someday.)

I'm also going to enter the FreeBSD Cathedral and start a fight with
the monks. :-) I mean, if GNU diff's escape codes break their
ancient version of `patch', then the solution is not to break diff --
they should upgrade to GNU patch. Grrr.

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